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Bell Miner

Bell Miner

Bell Miner
Bell Miner
Photographer - Peter Robertson
Source - Gary Lewis Photography Pty. Ltd

Manorina melanophrys

The Bell Miner is a green honeyeater that lives in groups, often in trees around watercourses.

It is very territorial, and will often scare away other bird species from its territory.

One reason for this is to protect its food source of lerps: sugar-producing insects that live on eucalypt leaves.

Bell Miners nest communally, laying their eggs in a nest made in the fork of a tree.

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